'Hostages' review: Why so serious, Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott?

Welcome to another installment of "5 Questions and 500 Words," The Boob Tube Dude's approach this year to reviewing the sundry pilots that will be unspooling over the course of the next few weeks. Given the glut of shows, and the glut of reviews that will be published for these shows, I'm keeping things short and sweet. This is for your convenience and my sanity.What's the premise?Throw in every cliché you've seen in the past 15 years of thrillers (political intrigue, a "perfect" family that is anything but, a villain that is doing "bad things for the right reasons"), throw in Toni Collette to try to cover up the visible seams, and then dub it a "limited series" even though the plan is to run this for as many seasons as possible. "Hostages" throws the kitchen sink at the audience. The problem? It's as boring as one of those Time/Life books that teaches you how...



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